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Skiing Fights Through Cold at Colby Carnival




Jan. 28, 2013

CARRABASSETT VALLEY/WATERVILLE, Maine - The Boston College Ski Team traveled to Waterville, Maine this past weekend to compete in the Colby Carnival. The team raced Giant Slalom on Jan. 25 and Slalom on Jan. 26. The conditions at Waterville were frigid, with temperatures around seventeen degrees below zero, and 50-70 mph winds making the wind chill at some points sixty degrees below zero.

In Friday's Giant Slalom, the Women's Team was led by Senior Alexandra Boit, who finished in a career-best 25th-place in Giant Slalom. Boit was the lone BC skier to finish, as Senior Kelly Burgart, Sophomore Taylor Burgart, and Sophomore Emily Starer did not finish their first run. Sophomore Shannon Quinn was not able to finish her second run.

On the Men's side, Freshmen Keith Schuman and Chase Ryan led the way, finishing in 16th and 17th place respectively. Freshman Chris Keating, and Senior Stacey Bolger did not finish their first run, while Junior Eddie Mele was unable to finish his second run.

In Saturday's Slalom, the Women's Team was led by Junior Katie Cutting, Who placed 25th. Behind Katie was Sophomore Shannon Quinn, with a career-best 26th-place finish; Senior Alexandra Boit placed 31st, and Senior Kelly Burgart in 46th-place. Sophomore Taylor Burgart was unable to finish her first run.

For the Men, Freshman Chase Ryan led the way with a 19th-place finish. Behind Chase was fellow freshmen Chris Keating and Keith Schuman, who placed 22nd and 29th respectively, and Senior Stacey Bolger who finished 28th. Sophomore Sam Doro was unable to finish his first run.

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